Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lemon Cake

For a long time I had been looking for a really good lemon cake, made from scratch. I finally decided to take a recipe and tweak it to make it good and this one is just that!! 
1 c butter 
2 c sugar 
4 eggs 
3 c plain flour 
2 tsp. baking powder 
1 tsp. salt 
1 c milk 
9 TBS lemon juice (plus extra for the glaze) 
1 TBS  lemon zest
Mix the flour, salt and baking powder and set aside. In another bowl cream the sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the milk and flour alternately to the cream mixture. Then stir in  lemon juice and the zest. Spoon into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Mix glaze and spread on top.
Glaze:
Mix 3 c confectionary sugar with 1 tsp. vanilla and enough lemon juice to make it the right consistency. 

2 comments:

  1. Aha!! Here's where you put your lemon zester and squeezer to good use! Well shared, and thanks!

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  2. This sounds delicious. I look forward to trying it.

    Have a lovely Christmas season.

    FlowerLady

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